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Mrs. McGuire from Tampa FL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Comfy Learning

Help me give my students wobble stools, flex space comfy floor seating, and the Norwood laptop presentation station to create more space for their flexible seating options.

  • $689 goal

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My Students

My students are third graders who have diverse abilities and needs. My students are identified as academically gifted, second language learners, autistic, learning disabilities as well as unlabeled students. They are all in my reading and writing class for half of their day. I departmentalize with another teacher who teaches them math and science. My students move around the room as needed during guided reading time.

Most of our students live in the surrounding neighborhood.

31% of our students in the entire population are on free and reduced lunch. We also have a large military population, since our school is located near an air force base. We currently have 505 students. Many ethnic backgrounds are represented.

My Project

Flexible seating allows my students to take control of their learning by choosing a seat that best helps them succeed. When my students come into my language arts classroom, they choose a seat and space where they want to learn for the week. This past school year, my students enjoyed using some flexible seating options thanks to DonorsChoose.org.

Not only does flexible seating create an engaging environment for students to learn and want to try their best, it also encourages students to connect with their classmates.

Since students have the chance to choose different seats regularly, this fosters an environment where students really get to know their classmates and help each other learn. After surveying my students this past year, I found it very meaningful as I read why they loved flexible seating so much and their suggestions to add more of their favorites to the classroom. My students input led me to create this project.

The items I selected will help create more space and allow for more comfortable seating options. The Norwood laptop cart presentation station allows me to create more space by putting my document camera, projector, and laptop all on one smaller cart. The additional Learniture wobble stools will allow more children to get their wiggles out during my ELA class. Lastly, the comfy floor seating will allow more kids to read comfortably around the room.

Mrs. McGuire
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 15" H, Blue, LNT-3046-15BL • Amazon Business $72.33 4 $289.32
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-TY1000BK-SO Laptop Caddy Cart Presentation Station, black • Amazon Business $147.97 1 $147.97
LC405RG - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99

Materials cost

$547.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$585.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.32

Total project goal

$688.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$688.80

10 Donors

-$671.15

Donations toward project cost

-$585.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.67

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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